Waqf

WAQF is a sustainable, ongoing charitable endowment that usually benefits the community as a whole by offering a service that is useful to society. For example: a hospital or a university.

Waqf

WAQF is a sustainable, ongoing charitable endowment that usually benefits the community as a whole by offering a service that is useful to society. For example: a hospital or a university.

The main
characteristics of WAQF

Permanent

The donor (or heirs) cannot revoke the endowment if it has already been declared a Waqf. This ensures that the Waqf is created solely for philanthropic purposes and that it will always benefit the community.

Continuous

According to four Islamic schools of thought (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i and Hanbali) the donation must be perpetual once it is created. This guarantees that it will benefit generation after generation and also prohibits it from being confiscated.

Cannot be sold

Although the benefits of the donation are beneficial to human beings, the property itself is considered to be returned to God. No person can ever become the owner, so the Waqf becomes a ‘common asset’. It cannot be sold, mortgaged, gifted or inherited.

how we invest your donation

The Waqf endowment is one of the greatest economic practices that Islam offers. It is a long-term investment for the whole community with continuing benefits. Donors are able to improve the lives of poor communities.